Wellness Foods

UK Retailer Launches Line of Living Lettuces

Dec 03, 2004

Consumers in the U.K. are being encouraged to grow fresh produce on their kitchen windowsill with the launch of a new “living lettuce,” reports The Guardian.

U.K. supermarket chain Sainsbury’s sells the lettuces, which took two years of research to perfect, at selected stores. The idea behind the new lettuce — a cross of endive, gem and curly-leafed strains of the salad plant — is that consumers can harvest the plant gradually over several weeks, a few leaves at a time, so that they can have freshly-picked lettuce leaves.